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ISTG PUBLIC MEETING: THE SIEGE OF GAZA – EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT, Liberty Hall, 7.00pm, Tuesday 12 April

IAWM - PRESS RELEASE 12 April 2011

PUBLIC MEETING: THE SIEGE OF GAZA – EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT
LOCATION: Liberty Hall
TIME / DATE; 7.00pm, Tuesday 12 April
SPEAKERS:
Yousef Al-Helou, Palestinian Journalist living in Gaza
Richard Boyd Barrett, TD.
Aengus O Snodaigh, TD.

The Irish Ship to Gaza campaign has organised an important meeting in Liberty Hall tonight. The speakers will include Internationally Renowned Palestinian Journalist, Yousef Al-Helou, from Gaza who will give an eyewitness account of atrocities committed by Israel during its war on Gaza in the winter of 2009. Richard Boyd Barrett TD and Aengus O Snodaigh TD will also be speaking at the event.

Yousef Al-Helou will be giving a number of talks open to the public in Ireland this week.

IAWM - BLACK BALOON PROTEST AGAINST WAR DURING THE QUEEN’S VISIT

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT

PRESS RELEASE 11 APRIL 2011

- BLACK BALOON PROTEST AGAINST WAR DURING THE QUEEN’S VISIT

- REMEMBER THE MULTITUDE OF DEAD VICTIMS OF HER MAJESTY’S WARS

The Irish Anti-war Movement announced today that, to coincide with the Queen's visit to Ireland, it be will be holding a black balloon protest as a reminder of the thousands killed in Afghanistan and Iraq at the hands of western troops. This includes the deaths of young British troops, many of who joined the army purely to improve their economic circumstances - only to be killed or maimed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The statement noted that her Majesty's Armed Forces, as one of the major contingents of foreign troops, has been directly responsible for appalling human suffering in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Afghan occupation is now entering its tenth year, and in recent weeks has seen further escalation of violence.

IAWM PRESS RELEASE - 28 MARCH 2011 - NATO BOMBING OF LIBYA IS NO SOLUTION / SUPPORT THE ARAB UPRISINGS

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS STATEMENT

28 MARCH 2011

The IAWM says:
Full support for the Libyan uprising
NATO bombing of Libya is no solution
Support all the Arab uprisings – no selective military interventions

The Irish Anti-war Movement held a picket at 6pm this evening at the EU HQ on Molesworth to protest against the western military intervention in Libya. Protesters called for the NATO bombing to stop and for the Irish Government to recognise the Libyan Transitional National Council.

An IAWM statement released after the picket noted that the bombing of Libya has gone way beyond the imposition of a no fly zone, has already caused civilian deaths and is likely to lead to many more. This is further exemplified by a Pentagon spokesman tonight, who when questioned why NATO’s planes were still destroying Gaddafi’s forces and armaments that were of no threat to civilians, could not give a plausible answer.

IAWM PRESS RELEASE - 20 MARCH 2011 - Nuclear devastation in Japan will have worldwide health repercussions, and soon

IAWM PRESS RELEASE - 20 MARCH 2011

Nuclear devastation in Japan will have worldwide health repercussions, and soon

The nuclear crisis in Japan, with effects occurring in all six reactors on the site in question, is now officially ranked as level 6, and it is not yet resolved, if it ever can be. To put this in context, Chernobyl was ranked as level 7. The US is expecting nuclear contamination to hit there within about two days, and Western Europe later. There has been and will be increased seismic activity worldwide, and there are other reactors built in fault zones. Japan's disaster will become the world's disaster.

In February and March, earthquakes have occurred along the 'ring of fire' - Chile, New Zealand, Japan. If this continues, the west coast of North America might take the next hit. Geologists are predicting it. The washing up of fish and whales on beaches probably has to do with electromagnetic disturbances underwater which could presage earthquakes and tsunamis.

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) - PRESS STATEMENT – 20 MARCH 2011

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS STATEMENT – 20 MARCH 2011

On the 8th anniversary of the disastrous US led invasion of Iraq in 2003 the Irish Anti-war Movement says:

• WESTERN MILITARY INTERVENTION IN LIBYA COULD MAKE THINGS WORSE FOR THE LIBYAN PEOPLES’ STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY
• DO NOT TRUST WESTERN LEADERS STATED INTENTIONS
• US-BACKED SAUDI INVASION OF BAHRAIN EXPOSES HYPOCRISY OF WESTERN LEADERS
• SUPPORT THE ARAB PEOPLES’ PROTESTS FOR GENUINE FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY

The Irish Anti-war Movement in a statement released today noted:

“On the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq the lessons of two disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not been learned. A new war has been declared on the Gaddafi regime which will involve more civilians being killed and will not necessarily bring peace to Libya nor a resolution to the conflict there. It sets the western world on an escalation of military intervention, involvement in a civil war and an attempt at regime change which risks ending up with a western occupation of at least part of Libya. The experience of Iraq shows that genuine democracy and freedom cannot grow from

IAWM Forum this Saturday 12 March, 3-6pm Cassidy’s Hotel, Cavendish Row, Upper O Connell Street, Dublin 1. Hands off the Arab pe

Irish Anti-war Movement

Press Release 10 March 2011

IAWM Forum this Saturday 12 March, 3-6pm Cassidy’s Hotel, Cavendish Row, Upper O Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Hands off the Arab peoples’ revolutions – no western military intervention.

The Irish Anti-war Movement has organised a forum in Dublin for this Saturday 12 March to discuss the momentous events in Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Middle East and to argue against western military intervention of any kind in Libya.

Speakers will include well known Egyptian activist Wassim Wagdy, Dr. Anne Alexander, a writer on Egypt and the Middle East, Richard Boyd Barrett T.D. and a member of the Libyan Community in Ireland.

In a statement issued today the Irish Anti-war Movement noted that western military intervention in Libya will make things much worse for the Libyan people and for the whole region. The rebels are resisting Gaddafi and the momentum needs to be maintained. Western intervention could throw a life line to Gaddafi. UN or NATO bombing of Libya would allow him to champion Libyan independence in a country which has a long history of savage imperial intervention.

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